Local Produce & Artisan Foods, Fine Art and Craft, and Father’s Day Activity June 11, Music by Sam Ryden

Crack of Dawn french breadLocal farmers will be on hand with fresh-picked early salad greens, spinach, soil-grown tomatoes, radishes, kale, green onions, bedding plants, handmade natural soaps, and local honey.  Artisan foods include fresh-baked breads, delicious sweet and savory pastries, spanakopita, jams and jellies, shave ice, and locally roasted coffee.

Seams Knotty.2016 tiesPhotography, fiber art, jewelry, wood items, and pottery are among the art and fine crafts for sale.  All art and fine craft is original work, designed and created by the artists.


Featured Farmer: 

Chris and Lori Momberg of Crack of Dawn Bakehouse & Market

Crack of Dawn 2015-06-27Chris and Lori bake home-made, European style, crusty, free-formed boules (bread), cinnamon rolls, cookies, gluten-free boules, and more.   Building upon its Riverwalk Market Fair success, Crack of Dawn has taken an exciting next step:  opening a retail bakeshop and market in Faribault!  Chris says, “Baking and setting up here [at Riverwalk Market Fair] has allowed us to expand to open” the bakeshop and market.          www.facebook.com/crackofdawnbreads/

Chris and Lori are doing double duty, so you can still find your favorite breads here at Riverwalk Market Fair every week!


Featured Artist:  Gretchen Fierke of Seams Knotty

Gretchen Fierke PortraitAccording to Gretchen Fierke, the imaginative force behind “Seams Knotty,” the secret to fashion lies in the little things. Gretchen uses her keen eye for color and finding the perfect quirky fabric to create fun, one-of-a-kind accessories—neckties, bowties, headbands, and bags–that are sure to turn heads and start conversations. This is Gretchen’s third year at Riverwalk, and you can also find her work online and in several stores in Minneapolis.        www.seamsknotty.com


Featured Artist:  Chris Casper of Emergent Visions

Emergent Visions. Chris Casper 2015-07-25.smChris Casper’s first life as an artist was as a professional trumpeter.  After a substantial stint doing IT work, his next life as an artist has emerged.  A trip to Alaska inspired his understanding of the camera as the vehicle through which he can now produce art—art which conveys not simply what was there, but what he saw in the moment.  Many of Chris’ images are grand vistas, full of sky and earth, taken in the country’s national parks, but there are also smaller moments—bark peeling off a birch trunk, vivid colors of fall popping off canvas, melting water.  New images in black and white focus on texture.      www.emergent-visions.com


Music on June 11 by Sam Ryden

Sam Ryden 2014Young, local singer/guitarist Sam Ryden will be performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Already a very credible guitarist, Sam is blessed with an ethereal tenor voice, sophisticated musical sense, and killer stage presence.  Sam made the pre-teen division semifinals of the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest in both 2012 and 2013, is now writing his own music, and has recently won a songwriting contest.  Sam plays regularly at Emmaus Church, started playing at weddings last summer, and is available to perform at gigs anywhere!


Youth Activity Booth by Charlotte Babler, of Kids for Thought

Charlotte Babler. Youth Activity 8.29.2015Join us at the Youth Activity Booth where local children’s author, Charlotte Babler, will be offering free Father’s Day craft activities—cards and gifts that kids can make and take home!  Be sure to check out Charlotte’s books about seeing the world from a child’s perspective, right next door at her booth, Kids For Thought.


Vendors on June 11:

  • Alex’s Bake Shop (Youth)
  • Angie’s Accessories
  • Anna Kochevar (Youth)
  • Bluebird Cakery
  • Brad’s Woodworking
  • Broody Hen Farm
  • Bumbleberry Stitch
  • Cannon River Bowl & Spoon
  • Celestial Edibles
  • Crack of Dawn Bakehouse
  • Dave Peterson (Wood)
  • Emergent Visions (Photography)
  • Essentially Charming (Jewelry)
  • Kids For Thought (Children’s Books)
  • Klaypotz (Pottery)
  • Lisa Morrigan’s Herb Farm
  • Martha’s Eats & Treats
  • Melinda Wolff (Jewelry)
  • Mississippi Hills CSA
  • Prairie Sun Design (Fiber)
  • Pura Vida Handmade Jewelry
  • Rebecca’s Greek Kouzina
  • Red Sky Beads
  • Ruf Acres Farm (Tomotoes)
  • Seams Knotty (Fiber)
  • Season Fresh Produce
  • Shave Ice by goodtree farmstead
  • Stella Sparrow (Jewelry)
  • Stoke Coffee Roasters
  • The Ruff Edge (Wood)
  • Vagabond Cafe (Quirky Handmade Dolls)
  • Wheelie Awesome Natural Products (Soaps)
  • Zach Stadler (Photography)